An architectural haven built for Wilt Chamberlain lists for $19M

The basketball legend played a part in designing the home alongside architect David Tenneson Rich

Los Angeles /
Jun.June 26, 2018 03:00 PM
Wilt Chamberlain and the home (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

A Bel Air home custom-designed for a basketball star hit the market this week at $19 million.

Formerly known as “Ursa Major,” the architecturally significant home was built for Wilt Chamberlain, the late Hall of Famer, and designed by David Tenneson Rich, Curbed reported.

Spanning just under 7,200 square feet, the home was built in 1971 out of 16 tons of Bouquet Canyon stone and five freight car loads-worth of redwood. There is not a single right-angled corner found at the property.

Aside from its eye-catching design, the home features a media room, billiard room, dining room, media room and of course, a triangular swimming pool. An outdoor shower and parking for over 20 vehicles complete the outside.

It last traded for $6.6 million in 2008, property records show.

Heidi Lake, Marc Silver and Barry Sloane of Sotheby’s International Realty have the listing.

Chamberlain played in the NBA for the Philadelphia 76ers, San Francisco Warriors and Los Angeles Lakers. As a Laker, he won 33 straight games and the championship title in 1971. He died in 1999. [Curbed] — Natalie Hoberman


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